Univ.-Prof. em. Dr. Klaus Lubbers

CURRICULUM VITAE
Place and date of birth: Bochum, June 17, 1935

Education:
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, 1954-55; University of Birmingham, Great Britain, 1955-56; Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, 1956-1958; University of Michigan, U.S.A., 1958-1959

Examinations and qualifications:
State Diploma in English and Latin, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, 1960; Ph.D. in American Studies, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, 1961; “Habilitation” for English Philology, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, 1967.Positions:Secondary School Teacher, Bingen, 1961-1962; Senior Assistant, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, 1962-67; “Privatdozent”, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, 1967-1970; Full Professor of English, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, 1970-2003

Offers of chairs declined:
University of Graz, Austria, 1968; University of Stuttgart, 1973; University of Salzburg, Austria, 1978; University of Eichstätt, 1979

Functions, awards, honors (selection):
American Studies Research Fellow, ACLS, Amherst College, U.S.A., 1965-66; Dean, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, 1973-75, 1986-1988; Senator, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, 1973-75; Co-editor of Jahrbuch für Amerikastudien and Amerikastudien / American Studies, 1971-1981, 1984-1990; Academy Grant, Stiftung Volkswagenwerk, 1981-1982. President, German Association for American Studies, 1981-1984; Evaluator, German Research Foundation, 1988-1992; Guest Professor, Georgia State University, 1994; Chairman of Section for Anglo-American Literature, Görres-Gesellschaft zur Pflege der Wissenschaft, 1992 – 2003

Current research interests:

  • The construction of collective identity in American folk art
  • Subversive strategies in tales told by American women
  • The cultural history of mountaineering